Plaid Mini Skirt

Rag and Bone. Rag and Bone plaid mini skirt. Jcrew denim Jacket. Rag and Bone white tee shirt. NYC. Soho.

Skirt: Rag & Bone | Tee: Rag & Bone (My fave. Currently 25% off) | Shoes: Madewell | Denim Jacket: Jcrew Factory (under $75) | Backpack: Madewell

 

Rag and Bone. Rag and Bone plaid mini skirt. Jcrew denim Jacket. Rag and Bone white tee shirt. NYC. Soho.

Rag and bone plaid mini skirt

I am loving Plaid this season. Does everyone remember the movie Clueless? I used to watch it all the time, I loved it! “As if!”.. anyone? I always wished I could dress like her and have her rotating closet where she would pick her outfits on the computer? So cool. Anyways, this skirt is a blast from the past because it reminds me of that movie and something she would wear.  I’m kind of a ‘preppster’ at heart – this plaid mini made all my preppy dreams come true. It’s perfect for Fall paired with this white tee, or this long sleeve version (both are 25% off!). It would also be cute with some over the knee boots, tights, a tan sweater, and some red lips for the holidays. Although I love this skirt there are SO many cute plaid skirts I’m crushing on this season. I found tons of similar and less expensive options that I linked below!

 

 

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Who doesn’t love a good denim jacket as well? I’ll be honest.. I have like 4 different denim jackets, all a different color and fit. But, I wear all of them and each is perfect for pretty much any occasion, any time of the year. To me, a denim jacket is a staple. Every girl needs at least one in their closet! Below are some of my favorites, all under $75!

 

I am LOVING this Fall weather. It is honestly my very favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the leaves that are starting to change, the crisp air, pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice, homemade chili + cornbread, apple picking, all the fun Fall things! I feel like there’s so much to do. My sister made a list of some fun things to do during this time of year that I wanted to share with you here..

Go to the Pumpkin Patch, make caramel apples, Football games, Corn-belly’s (if you’re in Utah), Leaf Peeping, Canyon Drives, Homemade donuts, Apple picking, and of course getting your costumes ready for Halloween! I’m hoping I can even take a trip to Disneyland and see all the cute Halloween decor, or Boston (have you ever been to Beacon Hill at Halloween time? It is unreal! So many cute decorations.).

Happy Fall! Thanks for stopping by.

 

Xo, Meg

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Weekend with Jcrew

New York City. Flat Iron building. Jcrew top

Outfit Details:

Top: Jcrew (30% off) | Jeans: Jcrew (literally obsessed!!! 30% 0ff. Read more below) | Shoes: Madewell (sold out but similar style here) | Bracelets: Nordstrom | Necklaces: Nadri

This post is coming to you from one of my favorite areas in NYC, the FlatIron District. It’s so Iconic New York. There’s so much to do in this area. I love that I can walk over to Madison Square Park, sit on a bench, enjoy the view, some people watching (people fascinate me), and maybe a bite to eat from Shake Shack. Or I can head further downtown and enjoy the AMAZING shopping that surrounds this area. I can also pretty much try any type/price of cuisine my heart desires, including Eataly, The Little Beet, Sweet Green, or a $5 slice of pizza from NYC Big Slice. New York has it all, and that’s what I love about it!

New York City. Jcrew Shirt. Jcrew Jeans. Madewell shoes

Jcrew. New York City.

  These Jeans are my new found love. While roaming the city a couple weeks ago, we went in to Jcrew to try on a couple tops (this one included). I was wearing a dress and needed something to wear on bottom. A sales associate told me if I tried on a pair of their jeans i’d get 20% off my purchase so, of course I obliged. However, the second I pulled them over my legs, I was completely sold. I’ve never worn such comfy jeans in my life. I even wore them on the airplane home (which is saying something bc I am a leggings or sweats kind of a traveler).

These jeans are high waisted, come in petite, regular, or tall length and literally fit like a glove. I’m not a huge boyfriend jeans kind of a girl, but these ones are slimming while still giving you a more slouched look. I’m SUPER picky about my jeans too –  My jeans have to be high waisted, hit at just the right spot on my stomach, long enough (I am 5’11”), tight, but not too tight, and still be flattering all at the same time. These hit my every requirement! I got a size 28 but usually wear a 27. I wanted them a little on the baggy side so I got a size bigger but, they fit pretty true to size. They do give a little so keep that in mind as well. Plus, they are currently 30% off so, now is the perfect time to shop.

New York City. Central Park. Jcrew.
Jcrew. New York City. Central Park

Hi lovelies. Happy Monday! This weekend was one of my favorites because I got to listen and learn from to my church leaders in General Conference.  Anddd we had a bomb brunch. My mom only makes this breakfast 3x a year. It’s complete with homemade cinnamon rolls, sour dough pancakes, baked scones, “fritters” as we like to call them, eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice.. the works. It was delicious. Also, the leaves have started to change in Utah, so we drove through the canyon to see all the Fall colors. It was honestly unreal!!! I have never seen it so vibrant in my life. I love this time of year so so much! Anyone else do something fun over the weekend??

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an amazing week!

Xo, Meg

 

 

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NYFW RewardStyle Party

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Outfit Details

Dress: Kate Spade (on MAJOR sale!!) | Leather Jacket: Madewell (also here) | Shoes: Kate Spade (Flat version here – both on sale!!) | Bag: Kate Spade (on sale!) | Bracelets: Brook and York, Nordstrom, Alex and Ani

Hi babes! As I’ve said before, this year, I got to go to New York Fashion Week. It was dreamy. We attended a few shows, a RewardStyle party, a Like to Know it rooftop party, some fun events, shopped with Topshop and Rag and Bone, and pretty much had a party the whole time. If you have been following me for a while, you know how much I love New York City and how often I am there. In fact, I grew up going to the city for dance every summer, I also had the amazing opportunity to live there last summer and intern with a fashion photographer. So, to be honest, I’m a pretty great travel guide when it comes to NYC, remember my NYC Travel Guide post? Well I’m gonna give you an even better one, so look out for that! Today I wanted to talk a little about the RewardStyle party and tell you more about Like to Know it. 

The RewardStyle party was in the Lower East Side, which was fun because I haven’t explored that area very much. It was in a gorgeous penthouse, with quite a few levels as well as rooftop access. Everyone was super nice and inviting which was good, because I was slightly nervous and maybe even a little intimidated. I got to meet with tons of different bloggers and influencers, watch a virtual reality fashion show along side Vogue Editor and Chief, Anna Wintour, take lots of pictures, see a beautiful view of the entire city from the floor to ceiling windows as well as the rooftop. It sort of felt like a dream, hence the spin (my go to excitement move.. never grew out of that one and I never will). After the party we headed to the Like to Know.it Wall to take some pictures. You’ve probably seen me and a lot of other influencers post a liketoknow.it link in our Instagram posts. Well,  I wanted to explain a little bit more about liketoknow.it. Like to know it is just a simpler way to shop my outfits from each post. Instead of having to always come to my blog in order to shop, Like to know it will send you a link directly to your email inbox to shop the things I post. So, all you have to do is sign up here, like my posts, and bam, you’ll have direct links to shop my outfits. It’s super easy and convenient. Give it a try and tell me what you think!

And for my  little thought today, I think it is so important to stay true to yourself. As I learned this summer with Soul Escape, “Don’t edit yourself”. You are who you are for a reason, you are special and unique especially when at events where it would be easy to get caught up in the glamour, be stay true to who YOU ARE. Like me and my spins, yes people were watching and probably thinking I was acting too giddy and immature, but it’s who I am. Be genuine. People are drawn to someone who is confident in who they are. I just feel really blessed and really grateful that I was invited to these events and that I got to attend. I’m a big believer in making your dreams come true, and living the life you have always imagined. I’m a “dream big” kind of a girl. I try to go after the things I want with all my effort because, “Reach for the Moon and land somewhere along the stars” and “work hard, be nice to people” are my mottos. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to, be yourself, believe you can achieve, and go after what you want!

I am so grateful for all of you, especially if you read this whole thing! Thank you.

Xo, Meg

 

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New York, New York

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Rag and Bone Top & Jeans (these jeans are my new obsession) | Urban Outfitters Jacket | Jcrew sandals (similar Fall version here)

This September I had the opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week. This has been a lifelong dream of mine. I am beyond grateful that I finally had the opportunity to go! My, oh so talented, photographer, assistant, fellow New York obsessor, and best friend Macie  came along with me which made it even better. If i’m being honest, we had to try so hard to keep our cool and not act like giddy little girls. While at Fashion Week, we attended a few shows, some RewardStyle events, the Like to Know it party, and had some really exciting meetings.

Macie and I grew up together as dance sisters as well as shopping partners in crime.. we have issues, depending how you look at it. It felt surreal to now be going on work trips with her. It’s like I blinked and all of a sudden we were old enough to be doing something like this (I’ll talk more on fashion week later). We found some serious clothing gems out in the city and I can’t wait to share them with you. This outfit is the first.

After attending the RewardStyle penthouse party, we stopped by Rag and Bone to find these gorgeous high-waisted, light wash, pink stitched jeans. Mace and I died the second I put them on. But, once I Paired them with this white tee, we were sold. I couldn’t wait to put the whole outfit together and roam the city. As we head in to colder weather, add the jacket, maybe even a sweater, switch the shoes and you’d be good to go for the upcoming Fall season.

Although these are my new favorite jeans, I do realize they are a little spendy. So, I wanted to give you a few similar, less expensive versions here, here, here, and here

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Xo, Meg

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Twirling

Dress: The Stock Place | Sandals: Madewell (similar here)

Today was my LAST first day of school at Brigham Young University!! This morning I cried because i’m so sad it’s almost over and also because i’m excited and can’t believe the end is in sight. I’ve worked so hard, learned more about myself, life, and the things that really matter in the past 4 years, than ever before. I can honestly say, I am not the same girl I was when I first stepped foot on campus (and not just because i’m no longer 18 haha).  Which makes me super grateful.

Looking back, life seemed so easy, which is probably why people say to me, “enjoy these relatively care-free years of your life”. But, one more semester, and a study abroad later, I will be done with “those years”. It makes me nervous but also excited. Just like they say in Finding Neverland, why do we have to “grow up” and take life so seriously?  Why can’t life always be “relatively care-free” if we make it that way? It’s easier said than done. Especially because back when I first entered BYU the most important things to me were how cool people would think I was, would people want to be my friend? What would I major in, what and how many boys liked me, how many dates I went on, how well I did in my ballet class that day, and making sure I was hitting perfect pirouettes for Cougarettes. I’m not gonna lie, I still worry about those things but, 4 years later, I don’t care as much to impress people, or what anyone thinks of me. I love who I am and feel very confident in myself and my capabilities. I also try to take myself a little less seriously. Life is too short to be so stressed about what people think of you and how many people are gonna like you. Plus, if someone doesn’t like you, it is their problem, not yours! It’s so much more important to take into account how you make people feel, do you make others happier and more alive by being around you? Are you kind, loving, a hard worker, do you love yourself and others, are you happy? Do you twirl around in the mountains in a ruffle dress just because it makes you feel happy? (guilty). Those are the most important things in life and I feel very blessed to have learned that over the years at BYU. I’m proud to say, I am a much better person today than I was 4 years ago.  So, here is to growth, my last semester, giving my all, and making the rest of my life just as fun and “carefree” as it is now.

Go do yourself a favor, buy this dress, twirl around, and remind yourself that no matter how dark life may get or seem, it can always be made fun, “carefree”, and oh so happy. It is simply a choice. Choose happiness.

 

Xo Meg

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Greats

Outfit Details:

Jumper: Asos (similar here & available in tall here) | Tee: Madewell | Sneakers: Greats | Socks: Madewell

Happy Labor Day Everyone! I recently partnered with Greats Footwear & I’m honestly obsessed. These sneakers are high quality, comfortable, and I love what they stand for as a company. “We’re a tribe of thinkers, doers, movers and makers. Each is their own. All Greats. #BEONEOFTHEGREATS”. I was drawn to them because of this idea. I want to promote greatness in all of us. Each person has something great and different to offer to the world. Whether your greatness is put into making or rocking an awesome pair of sneakers, or it’s being a mother or a father, working hard at something you love, or even volunteering in a developing country, each is unique, each is great in it’s own way.

Go out and share your greatness with the world! Have a happy Labor Day!

Xo, Meg

 

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Transitions and Change


Outfit Details:

Top: Madewell | Pants: Madewell (on sale!!) | Shoes: Madewell (on sale)| Jewelry: Madewell

Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a hard time with transition and change. For example- skinny jeans. When skinny jeans first began gaining popularity, I told my mom I would absolutely never wear them. Within six months all I wore was skinny jeans, and my old bootcut jeans were nowhere to be found.  More recently, I had similar feelings about flare starting to make its retro appearance again. I thought to myself, ‘Nope. No way. I will never.’ A few months later and here I am rocking them on the weekly and feeling fabulous and far-out. These jeans are my perfect transition piece going from summer fashion to now fall fashion. I struggle knowing what to wear in the early weeks of fall because even though the leaves are changing colors, it is still blazing hot outside. If I were to add a cardigan and scarf right now, it would be the end of megricks.com because I would no longer be living. I am having the same problem as I am meticulously selecting outfits for my attendance to New York Fashion Week this Fall. Eeekk!  My not-yet-cooled-down Fall solution? A good pair of crop jeans. Bonus points if they are Madewell . They say, “Hello Fall, I love you,” without compromising your body temperature or sense of fashion.

Going back to the topic of change- I think the majority of people in this world do not whisper, “Everything to change,” as they blowout their birthday candles. Consistency is comfortable. Predictability is safe. Routine is easy. After three or four years of my life being steady and known, it is now changing. I expected it would, because they say, “change is the only constant in life.” But in my comfort, I had forgot just how uncomfortable change can be. Just when I sit back and relax into my routine, I get the rug pulled out from under me by the strong winds of change once again. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes change can be refreshing and much needed. And other times, the winds of change can be painful and surprising.

Instead of focusing on a future I cannot see perfectly clear, I will choose to focus on what is currently in front of me. I cannot tell you exactly what will happen to me, or to you, or to the world, five years from now. But I CAN tell you what I will do right now. I am going to finish writing this blog post, click the “publish” button, close my computer, and respond, “Yes! I’d love to!” to the cute boy who just sent me a text. I can choose to live in the moment as much as possible, because here in this very second, the sun is shining, I am rocking my flare jeans, and everything is pretty dang great.

How do YOU deal with change?

Xo, Megs

 

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Eclipse


Outfit Details:

Dress: Jcrew  | Sandals: Jcrew | Earrings: Jcrew

Hi babes! It’s been a long time since i’ve done a post. I have had the craziest, most amazing summer ever! (Post to come.)

Today, along with millions of other Americans, I had the privilege of watching the solar eclipse!! It was absolutely incredible! I feel so honored to have experienced a historic moment, first-hand. It is crazy to think that the next eclipse won’t happen for another 28 years! By that time i’ll be my parents age with kids of my own, who will be about my age right now! WEIRD! Today was nothing short of amazing.

In honor of the solar eclipse, here is a black and gold outfit that is ALMOST as stunning as what I witnessed today. As well as an out-of-this-world Jcrew sale. All dresses, shoes, and jewelry, are 30% off! Not only that, but all sale items are an ADDITIONAL 30% off! So do yourself a favor and head over to Jcrew to grab some late summer/pre-fall goodies!

Below are some of my faves.

Xo, Megs

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All White Everything

Outfit Details:

Top: Madewell (under $20) | Skirt: Anthropologie (similar here | Shoes: Tory Burch (on major sale!) | Bag: Stole from my moms closet, similar here | Earrings: Jcrew | Bracelets: Nordstrom

Hiii everyone! Today’s post is coming to you from Dallas, Texas, where I’ve been living for the past month. I’m dancing with a contemporary company called, Soul Escape. It’s a dream and a very incredible blessing. I love it so much. One thing that I have learned indefinitely is that everyone has something special and unique to offer the world. I think we get so caught up in comparing ourselves and thinking that what we have to offer isn’t as good as someone else. But the truth is, we are all so different and blessed in different ways (thank goodness we aren’t all the same!). I am constantly trying to remind myself of that and want to remind ya’ll of that too. Don’t underestimate the love and power you have inside of you. It probably seems dumb hearing me say that as a “fashion blogger” but honestly, the only reason I really do this is because I genuinely want to make an impact on people. I want people to know that they are beautiful no matter what the world tells us. Yes I like clothes and getting dressed up/ putting outfits together is fun for me, but in the end who really cares? As cheesy as it is, it’s who we are on the inside that actually matters. How we dress is just a reflection of who we are and a fun way to express yourself.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

XO, Meg

 

Summer Time Lovin

Outfit Details:

Dress: Anthropologie – On Sale!! (loose fit w/ tight inner layer  – I ordered a Medium, if that helps anyone) | Shoes: Jcrew (favorites for this summer) | Bracelets & Earrings: Nordstrom

Early this morning (7:00 AM), I was interviewed for a segment on Park City Tv. I wore this dress and it was perfect. It’s summery, it twirls (an obvious plus), simple with unique details. Honestly, the dress speaks for itself. I paired it with these sandals for a more casual look but, am going to pair it with some nude pumps come July 7th, for my brothers Wedding Dinner. That’s why I am such a big fan of dresses – they can typically be dressed up or down and are perfect for the summer time heat. Dresses are my go to, and I think this one is my current fave.

Love you all,

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Xo, Meg

 

 

 

 

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